Several Volcanoes Have Just Set Off
Just two days after my Yellowstone Update, several volcanoes have erupted. Japanese volcano ‘Shinmoedake’ in the southern Kyushu region erupted Wednesday, leaving fields in nearby towns coated with ash and prompting limited voluntary evacuations overnight.
Yellowstone Article – http://bit.ly/dP6JrU
Heavy clouds of smoke spewing from the Shinmoedake volcano on Mount Kirishima prompted the Japan Meteorological Agency to raise the volcanic alert level to a 3, warning people to clear the area within a mile of the volcano. Full Article – http://bit.ly/flGtHX
Colombian authorities have raised the risk level of the Galeras volcano to orange alert, meaning an eruption is likely within days or weeks.
The Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining (Ingeominas) declared the alert on the Galeras volcano in south-west Colombia Wednesday because of “fluctuating levels in the occurrence of seismicity,” according to a statement issued by Ingeominas. Full Article – http://bit.ly/hIUXIR
Indonesia’s Mount Bromo in East Java province has increased its volcanic activities, discharging lava 200 meters high. Most residents of Jember district of East Java remained indoors on Thursday after Mount Bromo spewed its ash. Residents are urged to wear mask and glasses as the ash could pose a danger to eyes and respiratory system.
The Center of Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation raised Bromo’s status to red alert. Several airlines canceled flights to and from the Indonesian resort island of Bali due to hazardous volcanic ash from Mount Bromo volcano on Java island that erupted on Thursday. The latest eruption has disrupted schedules of Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Blue and Jetstar which have been redirected. Full Article – http://bit.ly/gcZdJb
Are we witness to an increase in earthquake and volcanic activity? The answer is “yes”. But perhaps the more important question to ask is “why”. The answer is coming to you next Tuesday February 1st. Watch for the next ECM newsletter …………….